Wednesday, September 29, 2010

May be i should post this in front of me, in the mentors' a reminded to myself:

49:11 O ye who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others: It may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): Nor let some women laugh at others: It may be that the (latter are better than the (former): Nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness, (to be used of one) after he has believed: And those who do not desist are (indeed) doing wrong.

49:12 O ye who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (as possible): for suspicion in some cases is a sin: And spy not on each other behind their backs. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, ye would abhor it...But fear Allah. For Allah is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.


Loved -
when i'm in need,
and had no one to turn to.

when I asked not for more,
but more is given nonetheless.

when I decide to really see,
and not take things for granted.

even when I'm blind
and deaf,
and ungrateful.

It is He Who has created hearing, sight and minds for you. What little thanks you show! (Qur'an, 23:78)

Thursday, September 16, 2010


"If i would be able to turn back time, i would like to be the youngest child. Then i'll have everything... she has everything...." 
That familiar, dusty, bitter emotion came back.
But I refused to let it stay, so i dug further into my memory box... finding anything worthy to slide into the folder known as "Why am i lucky to  be the eldest child." 

And unexpectedly that memory came tagging with Gladness.
The memory of my dad tossing the Quran across on the floor, to an ustaz... as if the gesture was saying, "Read it!" 


All this while i had been thinking of the weaknesses i inherited from my mum...those that made it harder for me to climb the career ladder, but today, I found a trait from her that i love best : a (playful) sense of humor -- it's what has been helping me to bond and have fun with the young souls. TYG.   

Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. -- Mildred Barthel. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Telling the truth cleans the heart

  • 39:32 (Y. Ali) Who, then, doth more wrong than one who utters a lie concerning Allah, and rejects the Truth when it comes to him; is there not in Hell an abode for blasphemers?

  • 39:33 (Y. Ali) And he who brings the Truth and he who confirms (and supports) it - such are the men who do right.

  • 39:34 (Y. Ali) They shall have all that they wish for, in the presence of their Lord: such is the reward of those who do good:

  • 39:35 (Y. Ali) So that Allah will remove from them the worst in their deeds and give them their reward according to the best of what they have done.